Mel Martinez feels that "anti-Hispanic rhetoric" which in this case means any attempt to enforce the immigration laws, was what lost the Republicans the recent election.
Senator Mel Martinez
CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 10, 2008: Cuban American Senator, Mel Martinez, feels the strong anti-immigration rhetoric spewed by some members within the Republican Party contributed to their massive loss last week.
Martinez, appearing on Meet the Press on Sunday, said if those Republican members, meaning largely far right ultra conservatives, ' continue with that kind of rhetoric, anti-Hispanic rhetoric, that so much of it was heard, we're going to be relegated to minority status.'[More]